Seattle's Opening Boat Day

Join Seattle's Opening Day Regatta hosted by UW, Windermere, and the Seattle Yacht Club! Remember MontLake Cut closure, parking at SBC Marinas, and try Bowriders Grill for takeout. Plan ahead to enjoy the festivities!

Seattle Summers Ahead

Seattle Boat Co. wants you to enjoy Seattle's Opening Day weekend filled with tradition and events.

The University of Washington, Windermere Real Estate and the Seattle Yacht Club host the Annual Windermere Cup Opening Day Regatta and Boat Parade along the shores of Lake Washington. Join in to celebrate Seattle and the amazing boating community we have here on Lake Washington!

Cut Closure

Every year the MontLake Cut between Lake Union and Lake Washington gets closed for setup and preparing for the opening boat day parade. It's important to know the times this will be occurring because there is no other way to get from one side to the other than the cut. Click Here to see when it will be closed this year!

Parking at SBC Marinas

We expect a busy weekend and are making preparations to meet everyone's needs. We ask that you please let your guests know that the SkyLaunch parking lot is for tenants and members only, and there is plenty of street side parking available for guests of the marina. Check out our Peak Weekend Procedures for tips to navigating the Marina. 

Pedestrian access via the Burke Gilman Trail is a popular way for tenants to avoid parking issues at the Lake Union location. Carpooling is also encouraged.

Know Before You Go

There is lots to do during opening weekend in Seattle and it's good to make sure you know all the events going on so you don't miss one! Click Here to view this years schedule.

Bowriders Grill on Lake union

Looking for somewhere to grab some quick, but delicious, to-go good for your opening day? Look no further than Bowriders Grill, stop in here before you head to opening day and enjoy their dockside pickup for simple and easy food on the lake! Burgers, skewers and even craft beer are available for pickup orders. Click Here to visit their website to learn more about the menu, events and more!

Checkout the vibe

Checkout this awesome aerial video of Opening Boat Day back in 2017. A big thank you to our amazing customer Mr. Shih for capturing this footage!


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